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Mother’s Day 2014 & Carnations

Our farms are indicating that they anticipate Carnations will be another hot-ticket item this year for Mother's Day. As we saw at Valentine's Day, our farms will begin to start to sell out of the standard grade Carnations early on. If you are interested in ordering standard grade Carnations for your fundraiser or giveaway, please be sure to place your order early! Our farms are suggesting that all orders for standard grade Carnations be placed by April 4th (as they are most likely going to sell out first).

Why will standard grade Carnations sell out first? Great question - read on:

- Standard grade Carnations are the most popular grade of Carnations for fundraisers and giveaways largely due to the fact that they are less expensive than the other grades of Carnations (which are realatively inexpensive flowers to begin with) - hence the increased demand at Valentine's Day and Mother's Day when most fundraisers and giveaways occur.

- Flower farms have a tendency to grow more of the larger-grade flowers (such as Carnations) as the larger size is in demand for the majority of the year (with the exception of Valentine's Day and Mother's Day where everyone is looking for less-expensive/shorter-grade flowers).

- Tight budgets make every penny count. Though fancy grade and select grade Carnations are only a few pennies more per stem, when budgets are short, every penny counts! It is no secret that hard times have fallen on many schools, businesses and organizations which have caused them to scale back their fundraising efforts and giveaways. This often means sourcing a less expensive flower (for example: shifting from selling Roses to selling Carnations).

Please know that while standard grade Carnations may sell out quickly, we anticipate having other grades of Carnations available up until Mother's Day.

As a summary: please place your order for Mother's Day early to lock in low prices and secure availability of the flowers you are interested in.

If you have any questions about ordering flowers for Mother's Day for fundraisers, weddings or events, please give us a call at 1-888-297-3000 or email us at sales@growersbox.com and we would be happy to assist you!

 

Posted in Fundraising with Flowers, Miscellaneous

March 28th, 2014